The Lazy Shag Backpackers, Kaikoura

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Welcom to Kaikoura's newest backpackers. ALL ROOMS have EN-SUITES and HEARTING system. Warm, clean, well equipped, the Lazy Shag is set among magnificent trees with superb mountain views and gardens that strech down to river. Seal swims,snorkelling trips, FREE internet, log fire in winter, plenty of car parking space. Activities all within 5mins walk of town centre.

Really warm common (log fire never goes out!) + Dorm rooms, easy to use internet (+free!). Beautiful view, comfortable clean + homely. Thanks for your hospitality. Rachel, NY USA

What a lovely place, just like walking into a fairytale garden. Thank you for your charming hospitality. Ofra & David, Tel-Aviv Israel

Mind Blowing!! Is this a hostel or a dream? No Name

A great place to chill out, the location's just night too! The kitchen a real winner everything you want! Laura & Rosy, UK

Very warm & friendly hostel, set in a beautiful location with a back-drop of snow capped mountains! Louise, England

What a lovely place!! Only intended on staying a couple of nights…….but stayed for 4!! Definitely going to recommend this place to everyone. Thank you so much!!
Nick & Emily, Cardiff Wales

Location and Contact


Walk through town centre, turn right onto main High way. First backpackers on the left, 200M approx



Address: 37 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Phone Number: +64-3-319-6662
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Facilities and Amenities

Beach Lovers Retreat

Family-Friendly Hostel

Youth Hostel




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons ($4)

Wi-Fi in Rooms ($4)


Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: 45

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age with Parent (private room): 10

Min. Age without Parent: 14

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8:30AM - 8PM

Female Dorm Only


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